The 10 most fascinating capitals of Europe

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Anyone who has been lucky enough to move around Europe knows that it is not easy to write an article with the 10 capitals of Europe without feeling bad. Why? Well, because you have to sacrifice cities that could fit in the list perfectly, so you have had to make an effort to choose the ones that in my humble opinion are the most fascinating.

As the comments section is wide open, I will be happy to read opinions about it, so I invite you to suggest capitals that should be on the list yes or yes.

Paris

Paris
All positive adjectives are exhausted when talking about the capital of France. In Paris you have a lot to do, as it is one of the liveliest cities in all of Europe. In addition, there are monuments as spectacular as the Eiffel Tower , which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the world. You can also soak up the culture at the Louvre Museum, enjoy the atmosphere of a picturesque neighborhood such as Montmartre, or explore much of the city on a boat trip along the Seine River from the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral .

London

London
Paris is great, but young people are not so sure if they would rank the most important city in France at the top because of London, the capital of England. Big Ben , the London Eye, the Tower of London, the British Museum, Buckingham Palace … You can even take a break and get away from the bustle of the big city in a park as beautiful as Hyde Park , where going on a picnic is so forced as feeding the squirrels that you will cross on the way.

Rome

Rome
The capital of Italy also has its charm. It is Mediterranean and it shows, both for the gastronomy , which of course uses pasta and pizzas to seduce tourists, and for its people, who welcome you from the first day to make you feel at home. As you well know, the strong point of Rome is the Colosseum , an ancient Roman gladiator stadium that is very well preserved. It is also worth seeing the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon of Agrippa, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums …

Madrid

Madrid
It is very easy to sweep at home, especially when Madrid is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. The Retiro Park , the Prado Museum, the Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor … The capital of Spain goes a long way, and more when you take it easy and taste the food served in some of its bars and most emblematic restaurants. You cannot leave without trying the famous calamari sandwich or the porras con chocolate.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh
Being passionate about Scotland, I could not forget its capital, which is a city of fireworks. It has an old part and a newer part, but whatever it is, it seduces you without you even realizing it. Edinburgh Castle is its main attraction, and to get there you have to walk the beautiful Royal Mile , a beautiful cobblestone street that brings together all the essence of the United Kingdom. In addition, I highly recommend that you hire some of the night tours that are offered right there, since you will discover secrets and legends that will make your imagination fly.

Vienna

Vienna
It is an imperial city that falls in love with everyone, not just classical music lovers. There are essential museums, its parks are incredible and there are two palaces that must be visited for their incalculable beauty: Schönbrunn and Belvedere . The city hall of the capital of Austria is majestic, and to have fun you are always in time to visit the Prater, an amusement park with a very old Ferris wheel that survives to offer you beautiful views of the city.

Prague

Prague
The capital of the Czech Republic takes you back to the Middle Ages with its impressive castle and towers. There are emblematic bridges, such as the Charles Bridge and squares as beautiful as that of the Old City. The St. Vitus Cathedral, the Astronomical Clock or the Church of St. Nicholas are other places that must be marked in red before landing in Prague.

Lisbon

Lisbon
Located at the mouth of the Tagus River, the capital of Portugal offers us the possibility of walking through its beautiful steep streets full of cobblestones. Its gastronomy will surprise you, especially if you eat a lot of fish, and the kindness of the locals will make you feel very good during your stay in the city. Also, don’t forget to visit the Castle of São Jorge , the Torre de Belém or the Rossio Square, where you will find a lot of atmosphere.

Istanbul

Istanbul
The capital of Turkey, the link between Europe and Asia, is a city with about 15 million inhabitants , making it the capital of Europe with the largest population. Its privileged position, and also its beauty, have allowed it to be the capital of three well-known empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. It is one of the most visited in the world, at a level very similar to that of Barcelona or Hong Kong. Normal considering that there you can visit such striking places as The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace or the church of Hagia Sophia.

Berlin

Berlin
We close the Top 10 with Berlin, the capital of Germany. Although it does not have much media coverage among European tourists, we must not forget that it is a very important city within the old continent that offers fun plans all day. You cannot miss the Brandenburg Gate , which is undoubtedly its most famous monument, and neither the Berlin Wall, Alexanderplatz, the Pergamon Museum, the Berlin Cathedral, the Tiergarten park or the Holocaust memorial. Undoubtedly, a lot of history both in museums and at street level, so it is advisable to go with some information to be aware of what you are seeing at all times.

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